2020 Slurry Seal project

Overview

The City of Anacortes Public Works Department continues its annual plan to slurry seal neighborhood streets with this year’s work beginning July 13. Streets to be done this year will mainly be near D Avenue in the center of the city.

The city has contracted with Asphalt Quality Sealers of Anacortes to perform repair work in preparation for the slurry sealing 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 30.

The city has contracted with Doolittle Construction LLC of Bellevue to do the slurry sealing. A schedule of the specific streets being slurry sealed on specific days will released in the near future.

Traffic Impacts

Roads will remain open as preliminary work to seal cracks and make other minor repairs to the streets are done in preparation for the slurry seal. Temporary traffic control will include flaggers, small barricades and orange cones. Please drive carefully and keep workers safe.

During the actual slurry seal work, residents and other drivers will not have access to and cannot park cars on the streets prior to or when the work is being done as well as for a time after the slurry seal application - up to 8 hours.

Public Outreach

As the project gets closer, residents and others affected by the slurry seal work will be notified of the schedule by mail, this city website page and on the Public Works Facebook page.

Project benefits

Slurry sealing a street is comparable to painting house siding every few years. Paint to a house like seal to a street protects against weather deterioration, prevents water infiltration and improves aesthetics. 

Why some streets are slurry sealed and others are not depends on the condition rating given to them by the city. An A grade street is excellent and an F grade street a failure. An A grade street gives positive economy by use of original pavement until it becomes a B grade. D and F grade streets warrant more extensive repair and cannot be helped by slurry seal. B grade and C grade streets receive slurry seal since they are in neither too good nor too poor a condition.